A special ceremony was held at the Kuwait Embassy in Sri Lanka to mark the Kuwait National Day.
Kuwait the largest oil exporting state became a sovereign country on 19th June 1969. It was on 26th February 1991 that Iraqi troops which invaded Kuwait on 2nd August 1990 were driven out of the country. The first function organized to commemorate the event was held after the Kuwaiti Ambassador Yaquob Alaton hoisted the Kuwaiti National Flag. Minister Athauda Seneviratne and Deputy Minister Neomal Perera were present.